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Registration number
ACTRN12621001070820
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
30/06/2021
Date registered
13/08/2021
Date last updated
13/08/2021
Date data sharing statement initially provided
13/08/2021
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Evaluating the Safety and Feasibility of a Judo-Based Exercise Program for Fear of Falling in Older Adults
Scientific title
Evaluating the Safety and Feasibility of a Judo-Based Exercise Program for Fear of Falling in Older Adults
Secondary ID [1] 304667 0
None
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Risk of Falls 322624 0
Condition category
Condition code
Injuries and Accidents 320245 320245 0 0
Other injuries and accidents

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
This is a pilot and feasibility study including community-dwelling older adults aged 65 years and older who will participate in a supervised judo-based exercise program conducted twice per week (60mins per session) over 8 weeks.

The program will include 20 participants (2 groups of 10 participants each to ensure adequate supervision and participant safety) and focus on low-intensity balance exercises and falling safely techniques. The sessions will be delivered by Adelaide University Judo Club (AUJC) instructors.

Safety and feasibility will be assessed weekly by monitoring participants' adherence, any issues that may arise, and adverse events. In addition, a post-evaluation questionnaire will be administered to collect participants' feedback on the pilot intervention.
Intervention code [1] 321028 0
Treatment: Other
Comparator / control treatment
Uncontrolled
Control group
Uncontrolled

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 328107 0
Safety using a standard Adverse Events Form.
Timepoint [1] 328107 0
Recorded weekly throughout the 8 week intervention.
Primary outcome [2] 328304 0
Feasibility using weekly notes on participants' compliance, any arising issues, and a study-specific post-evaluation questionnaire to collect participants' feedback on the pilot intervention.
Timepoint [2] 328304 0
Compliance notes recorded weekly throughout the 8 week intervention, and study-specific questionnaire post intervention.
Secondary outcome [1] 397651 0
Fear of Falling using the Falls Efficacy Scale
Timepoint [1] 397651 0
Pre (week 0: baseline/prior to intervention) and Post (week 9: after 8 week intervention)
Secondary outcome [2] 398484 0
Quality of Life using the SF-12
Timepoint [2] 398484 0
Pre (week 0: baseline/prior to intervention) and Post (week 9: after 8 week intervention)
Secondary outcome [3] 398485 0
Balance using the Berg Balance Scale
Timepoint [3] 398485 0
Pre (week 0: baseline/prior to intervention) and Post (week 9: after 8 week intervention)
Secondary outcome [4] 398486 0
Physical Performance using Timed Up & Go and Short Physical Performance Battery
Timepoint [4] 398486 0
Pre (week 0: baseline/prior to intervention) and Post (week 9: after 8 week intervention)
Secondary outcome [5] 398487 0
Physical Activity using an Accelerometer
Timepoint [5] 398487 0
Pre (week 0: baseline/prior to intervention) and Post (week 9: after 8 week intervention)

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Participants will be eligible if they are aged 65 years and older, healthy, community-dwelling, able to walk unsupported for everyday tasks, and with no diagnosed illnesses/conditions that would prevent them from exercising.
Minimum age
65 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
Participants will be excluded if they had been advised against physical exercise by their physician, had suffered from congestive heart failure, felt chest pain, dizziness or angina during exercise, had uncontrolled high blood pressure, severe osteoporosis or atlantoaxial instability.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Non-randomised trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Other design features
Phase
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Not yet recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
SA

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 309033 0
Government body
Name [1] 309033 0
Government of South Australia - Office for Recreation Sport and Racing (ORSR)
Address [1] 309033 0
South Australian Sports Institute
27 Valetta Road
Kidman Park, SA 5025
Country [1] 309033 0
Australia
Funding source category [2] 309034 0
Government body
Name [2] 309034 0
City of West Torrens Council
Address [2] 309034 0
1 Brooker Terrace
Hilton, SA 5033
Country [2] 309034 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
Other Collaborative groups
Name
University of Adelaide Judo Club
Address
Thebarton Training Centre
Bldg 5, Winwood Street
Thebarton, SA 5031
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 309970 0
University
Name [1] 309970 0
University of Adelaide
Address [1] 309970 0
Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research
Discipline of Medicine
37a Woodville Road
Woodville South, SA 5011
Country [1] 309970 0
Australia

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 308912 0
University of Adelaide Human Research Ethics Commitee
Ethics committee address [1] 308912 0
Research Services
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005
Ethics committee country [1] 308912 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 308912 0
07/04/2021
Approval date [1] 308912 0
26/05/2021
Ethics approval number [1] 308912 0
H-2021_078

Summary
Brief summary
In Australia, approximately one third of community-dwelling older people aged 65 years and older fall each year and the risk of falling increases with age. The consequences of falling can be fatal including fractures, institutionalising and loss of independence.

The sport of judo includes a number of techniques and strategies that can be amended to teach older adults aged 65 years and older how to prevent falls, how to fall safely, and how to stand up once on the ground.

The aims of this project are to (a) examine the safety and feasibility of an 8-week judo-based exercise program designed for community-dwelling older people aged 65 years and older, and to (b) determine the impact of the judo-based exercise program on fear of falling, quality of life, balance and physical performance.

The hypothesis is that a suitably designed and delivered judo-based exercise program is feasible and safe in older community-dwelling adults and that it has the potential to reduce fear of falling, improve balance and physical performance, minimize harm from a fall, thus improving older adults’ quality of life.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 112318 0
Dr Agathe Daria Jadczak
Address 112318 0
Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research
37a Woodville Road
Woodville SA 5011
Country 112318 0
Australia
Phone 112318 0
+61 8 8133 4012
Fax 112318 0
Email 112318 0
agathedaria.jadczal@adelaide.edu.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 112319 0
Dr Agathe Daria Jadczak
Address 112319 0
Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research
37a Woodville Road
Woodville SA 5011
Country 112319 0
Australia
Phone 112319 0
+61 8 8133 4012
Fax 112319 0
Email 112319 0
agathedaria.jadczal@adelaide.edu.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 112320 0
Dr Agathe Daria Jadczak
Address 112320 0
Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research
37a Woodville Road
Woodville SA 5011
Country 112320 0
Australia
Phone 112320 0
+61 8 8133 4012
Fax 112320 0
Email 112320 0
agathedaria.jadczal@adelaide.edu.au

Data sharing statement
Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available (including data dictionaries)?
No
No/undecided IPD sharing reason/comment
What supporting documents are/will be available?
No other documents available
Summary results
No Results